Find below a selection of freely downloadable resources covering topics from hedgehog ecology to planning.
Very Useful Hedgehog Conservation Information
Download our Very Useful Hedgehog Conservation Information Guide to find resources and links to hedgehog conservation material
Download our Hedgehog Ecology Guide to find out all about our prickly friends and their life cycle
Download our Hedgehog Decline Guide to find out the reasons why hedgehogs are falling in number
What do hedgehogs eat?
Download our What do hedgehogs eat? Guide to find out about a hedgehog's diet and information about feeding them
Download our Hedgehog-Friendly Gardening Pack to find out ways to make your green space a habitat haven for hedgehogs and other wildlife
How to Footprint Survey
Download our How to Footprint Survey Guide to find out how to use a tunnel to see if hedgehogs are using your garden
How to Identify Footprints
Download our How to Identify Footprints Guide to learn how to ID footprints that you have found in your tunnel
Download our Bonfire Night leaflet to find out ways to help hedgehogs when building a bonfire
Badgers and Hedgehogs
Download our Badgers and Hedgehogs Guide to find out all about the complex interaction between these two mammals
Farming with Hedgehogs
Download our Farming with Hedgehogs Guide to find out to help hedgehogs on farmland
Download our Neighbourhood Planning Guide to find out ways to include hedgehogs in your plan
Hedgehogs and Development
Download our Hedgehogs and Development Guide written with the People's Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation, to find out ways to factor hedgehogs into new developments
The freely downloadable resources below are aimed towards children and families and include a mix of information and activities.
Ten Point Plan
Download our Ten Point Plan to learn ten simple tips to make your garden hedgehog-friendly
Download our Fun Facts to learn interesting facts about hedgehogs alongside images from our #adventhog campaign
How to make a wooden Hedgehog House
Download our How to make a wooden Hedgehog House Guide to follow instructions and make a lasting home for visiting hedgehogs in your garden
How to make a plastic Hedgehog House
Download our How to make a plastic Hedgehog House Guide to follow instructions and make a simple but effective home for visiting hedgehogs in your garden
Match the Footprints
Download our Match the Footprints Activity Sheet to learn more about the footprints that our British mammals make
Download our Hibernation Activity Sheet to learn about the long "sleep" that hedgehogs undergo in the winter
Hedgehog Word Search
Download our Hedgehog Word Search Activity Sheet to find six hedgehog-related words in the puzzle
How to make a Hedgehog Cake
Download our How to make a Hedgehog Cake Guide to make a delicious hog-shaped chocolate treat
Colour in Hedgehog
Download our Colour in Hedgehog Activity Sheet to design your own hand-printed hedgehog
Download our reports below for the Help for Hedgehogs Campaign and Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project.
2014 Help for Hedgehogs Campaign Report
Download our 2014 Help for Hedgehogs Campaign Report to read all about the beginnings of our hedgehog work
2015 Hedgehog Improvement Area Project Report
Download our 2015 Hedgehog Improvement Area Project Report to read all about the first year of the HIA project in Solihull
2016 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report
Download our 2016 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report to read all about the introduction of the Rugby HIA to the existing Solihull HIA project
2017 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report
Download our 2017 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report to read all about the progress of the Solihull and Rugby HIAs
2018 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report
Download our 2018 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report to read all about the progress of the HIAs as they near an end
2019 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report
Download our 2019 Hedgehog Improvement Areas Project Report to read all about the end of the HIAs
Hedgehog Improvement Areas Learning Document
Download our Hedgehog Improvement Area Learning Document to find out what worked well and what was more challenging in our HIA project, especially if you are planning to start a hedgehog project of your own
Final HIA Project Report
Download our Final HIA Project Report to discover all that was achieved during the course of the 5 year project
Watch videos about hedgehogs, focusing on interesting behaviours and ways to help them.
Learn how we check and mark hedgehogs at night with numbered plastic tubes to help us monitor local populations.
Pick up some tips on how you can improve your garden for hedgehogs and other wildlife - your garden does not need to be ‘messy’ to be hedgehog-friendly!
Learn how we survey for hedgehogs at night and monitor them at our “hedgehog hub” sites in Warwickshire. Watch our Senior Hedgehog Officer take you through the process.
Watch this compilation of video footage, showing hedgehog behaviours and interactions with other wildlife.
Watch our Advent Hog 2017 video from our social media #adventhog campaign. It is a compilation of a series of short videos for each day of December in the lead up to Christmas, helping to raise awareness about issues faced by hedgehogs.
Watch our Advent Hog 2018 video from our social media #adventhog campaign. It is a compilation of a series of short videos for each day of December in the lead up to Christmas, helping to raise awareness about issues faced by hedgehogs.
Find below a list of useful links to other organisations and resources featuring interesting information about hedgehogs. Please note that these external website are not necessarily "endorsed" by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and we are not accountable for any information on these sites.
- The British Hedgehog Preservation Society offers help and advice about poorly hedgehogs, maintains a list of UK rehabilitators and hosts a range of downloadable posters and leaflets.
- The People’s Trust for endangered Species works to protect ecosystems and threatened species, including hedgehogs. They have compiled a useful list of summaries of scientific papers about the European hedgehog. You can also download the West-European hedgehog Conservation Strategy and the guidance for detecting hedgehogs using footprint tunnels.
- Hedgehog Street is a campaign bringing together people, gardens and hedgehogs. You can learn all about hedgehogs, sign up to become a hedgehog champion and download the latest State of Britain’s Hedgehogs report. You can also add your hedgehog sightings and hedgehog holes to their BIG Hedgehog Map.
- The Mammal Society advocates science-led conservation. You can find out information about hedgehogs and other mammals.
- The Royal Parks works with the Zoological Society of London, Garden Wildlife Health Project, the Central Royal Parks Wildlife Group and Dr Nigel Reeve and Professor John Gurnell to survey the hedgehogs in Regent’s Park, London. You can report a sighting, sign up to be a ‘Hedgehog Hero’ and adopt a hedgehog.
- Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts. You can become a member and get involved in lots of activities. They have a range of free downloadable activity sheets, including making compost, making a footprint trap and making a hedgehog home.
- Wildcare sells Mammal Society footprint tunnels if you would rather buy than make your own.
- Wildpro is an electronic encyclopedia and library for wildlife, including lots of information on our West-European hedgehog.
- Pro Igel, the Association for Integrated Nature Conservation in Germany advocates conservation of the West-European hedgehog and hosts a website packed full of hedgehog information.
- Wildlife Online is an educational hobby website including some highly readable hedgehog information.
- The #AmazingGrace campaign, centred in Surrey, aims to save the UK's hedgehogs and ensure that they are able to establish healthy, thriving populations. The website includes information about hedgehogs, hazards and gardens.
- The Gardener's Corner section of this website provides a guide to protecting our nation's hedgehog.